Everest Cale
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Everest Cale

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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New York, NY

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Awendaw, South Carolina, USA

Awendaw, South Carolina, USA

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Everest Cale is set to release Beast on September 4th. The album is a bit of a re-release, done out of New York. Speaking of New York, filming for the title track’s music video will begin on July 31 in Brooklyn. For those of you new to Everest Cale, the band is made up of Brett Treacy(vocals, guitar), Jeremy Kolmin (guitar), Aaron Nystrup(bass), Nate Becker (drums) and Ryan Roets (keys, vocals). I recently had the opportunity to talk with Brett regarding the upcoming release of Beast.

Everest Cale mixes acoustic and rock influences seamlessly, some of the most pertinent to Treacy being the likes of Eddie Vetter (particularly his work with the film ‘Into the Wild’), Pearl Jam, numerous classic rock influences, as well as today’s indie rock. The band uses these varying influences to produce a sound all their own, and the combination works. When asked about the recording process, Treacy said that they really get into recording, because they get to see their vision come to life. However, playing live shows is always the core of life as a musician.

There is a lot of hype surrounding Everest Cale’s live shows, and it seems that those of us who are not in the New York area are really missing out. Beast is a very emotional album, the song it’s self being inspired by a time in Brett’s life where he was scared to re-enter the world of relationships because of past experiences – something we can all relate to. Although the lyrics to the band’s songs are very powerful and seem like the core, I was interested to learn that in many instances, the lyrics actually came as a secondary happening.

Perhaps this is as it should be, as the band’s musical portions of the songs seem to mimic the lyrics; “The Ocean” in particular seems to have a rhythm and beat matching that of the ocean tide. One thing Brett Treacy was animate about was that this album is all about finding your way, and having your own path. That being said, a lot of musicians try to convey one idea through a song, where as Treacy realizes that his songs will have different meanings to different individuals, and as long as they feel something, that is the important part.

Everest Cale is set to release Beast on September 4th, shortly after the music video for “Beast.” The band also hopes to have a second EP out by January, or even December of this year. Until then, they will continue to share their music through New York based live shows. - Static Multimedia

The new EP Beast by Everest Cale is just that - a beast of a small entity, ready and waiting to pounce into your ears. Showing off varying degrees of dynamic musical variations, some delicious vocal ranges, and some ever-so-tight musicianship, Beast is one of the most solid musical entities of the past decade. The EP kicks of with the title track, 'Beast,' a song that enables singer Brett Treacy's stellar vocals to meld beautifully with the plucked guitar work from Jeremy Kolmin. In the vein of Ryan Adams, 'Goodbye' is next and tells a sad tale of someone lost in time, before 'The Ocean' allows for Aaron Nystrup’s bass work to come more to the fore. A tender 'Soaked' is next, and is definitely one of the highlights of the EP. Indeed, once the indie country-sounding 'Place We Know Is Home' has come to and end; and therein the whole EP, you are back to replay instantly. In closing, know that all the instrumentalists on this EP play at the finest level, and together with Treacy's vocal tone, ensure that this EP can only lead to greater things. - Exclusive Magazine

“Cut the apple from your eye before she takes a bite,” is more than enough to assure that you’ve stumbled upon greatness. Love is brutal and Everest Cale is explicitly descriptive of the torture. I guess with a decade of music under your belt, awesomeness should be expected and lead vocalist Brett Treacy delivers with incredible classic rock grittiness and strain. The elusive and entrancing sound created by band members Jeremy Kolmin, Aaron Nystrup, Nate Beckers and Ryan Roets reels in listeners and heightens the concentration of the song. The Beast EP is out September 4th but in the meantime: click, listen, and share. - Music Under Fire

We're happy to premiere this video from indie outfit, Everest Cale. I fucking love this song. I fucking love the video too. I don’t know what it is. I’m not necessarily blown away, but you don’t need to blow off my argyle socks to make me sleep with you. I love the measured, easy, deliberate rhythm. It’s like one of those days where you are in traffic and rather than swerving and weaving and flipping people off, you disappear into your own introspective bubble, travelling through your own space content with your thoughts, unhurried. The melody and songwriting blend into a soaring spurned testament that would fit any relationship montage scene in any coming-of-age story like a love glove. Break out the Fleshlight homeboy, ‘cause it don’t look like she’s coming back. Everest Cale’s, “Beast,” is like the contemporary, indie rock version of Phil Collins’ “Easy Lover.” And I mean that as a fucking compliment! Su Su Sussudio, bitches! - SYFFAL

Last Friday, Brooklyn band Everest Cale premiered the video for their song "Beast" (title track from the band's latest EP) and followed this with a full live set. I reviewed "Beast" last year and compared the band's roots-rock sound to artists like Kevn Kinney and Connor Oberst but the band hits much harder when playing live. While Everest Cale haven't abandoned their core country-blues sound, their live interpretation is closer to Crazy Horse than either of the artists that I mentioned earlier. I was speaking to bassist Aaron Nystrup after the show and he said that the songs on "Beast" date back a number of years and the band is going into the studio early this year to record some of these harder-edged numbers.
- Brooklyn Rocks

Everest Cale’s journey has been an interesting one. From 2002-2008 you would see these guys around Columbia, SC. Maybe at Village Idiot, maybe at New Brookland Tavern, maybe at The Precinct before it was Bey’s. Front-man Brett Treacy played solo shows frequently around town, while guitarist Jeremy Kolmin and Aaron Nystrup could be found playing together with The Bourbon Brothers along with other short lived music projects. It wasn’t until they all bolted for Brooklyn that they reconvened and formed Everest Cale.

Since the release of their latest EP Beast, they’ve received a lot of coverage in print and on the web in NYC. In February their headed back down South, for the first time as a band, to play a couple of shows.
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Playing one of their largest shows to date, Brooklyn-based Everest Cale played a solid set at Tammany Hall celebrating the release of their EP Beast..

While self-described as “soulful country-infused blues,” I heard more of an indie-folk rock sound to them minus the blues influence. Soulful is spot-on, however, and it’s obvious they are collectively influenced by classic rock. The band is full of talented and competent musicians. Lead singer Brett Treacy’s textured voice and engaging stage presence tops it off.

Next stop is Arlene’s Grocery on March 15th and Cameo Gallery on March 26th. - The Brooklyn Babe

The Anxious Bohemian Interviews “Everest Cale.” Headline: Everest Cale to Piss on New York Fire Hydrants.

Brett Treacy and Jeremy Kolmin, the founders of the Brooklyn-born rock/folk band Everest Cale were reluctant to admit that “their bar,” the one they visit before, after, and, if things aren’t going well, during practice, is the Williamsburg, Brooklyn taco shop San Loco. Treacy, the lead singer and song writer, and Kolmin, the lead guitarist, sat down over chicken queso tacos and a poorly mixed pitcher of frozen strawberry margaritas to discuss the recent release of their debut EP “Beast.” The five-member band describes themselves as indie-folk-rock and has been playing together for over a year. The other members include Aaron Nystrup, on bass, Nate Becker, on drums, and Ryan Roets, on keys. “Beast” is a soulful, five track EP that is by turns mournful and uplifting. And, whether Brett Treacy likes it or not, it’s an EP about love and its endless eccentricities.

Why were you reluctant to be interviewed at San Loco if this place is in essence where the band hangs out?

BT: Well, we only come here because there is absolutely zero chance running into pretty girls. But I don’t know if people need to know that.

JK: That, and Brett is completely and utterly addicted to Margaritas.

Your EP “BEAST” was released on February 21. How does it feel?

BT: Confident. Or rather, it has given us confidence. We really defined our sound with this EP and I think that’s something that every band has to do at some point. We feel accomplished to be in the position to know exactly, or almost exactly, who we are as a band.

JK: I think we are happy to be done with something that everyone, the entire band, was completely happy with. We’ve spent a lot of time recording together, but with this EP we all really are pleased with the finished product we are putting out. A lot of people we pissed off in the middle of the recording process because Brett was the only member who’d sit and listen to the mixes over and over again. I wanted to kill him for a while, but I understand what he was doing and it clearly worked for all of us.

What were you doing Brett? What were you listening for?

BT: I wanted the EP to sound exactly like what I heard in my head. I was obsessive compulsive about it, but it was extremely important to me for the songs to come out absolutely right.

JK: And I think that’s what we got. Brett’s vision the best we could.

How was working on this EP different from any musical project the two of you have ever worked on, together or individually?

JK: I think it was a lot more calculated than any project I’ve been involved on.

BT: Ya, we didn’t just show up to band practice and try and write a song or two each day. I brought something to practice: lyrics, melody, and guitar, and then the band would listen. They’d add whatever it needed, different cord progression, a different bridge. We’d talk about it. It was a very democratic environment.

JK: We knew we were working with a lot of talented musicians and we just tried to focus on utilizing everyone’s talent as much as possible. Everyone contributed their strengths, their instrument, to the writing process. Aaron is excellent at stepping in on an idea and gauging exactly what the song needs, bass wise. His willingness makes my job more fun and easier, because it’s me and him fueling off each other on stage while Brett is belting out the lyrics.

And Nate and Ryan?

BT: Nate is a patient and sophisticated drummer. He often isn’t given a lot of direction because the drums aren’t the first part of the writing process but he listens and observes and always seems to come up eventually what we need.

What you hear in your head?

BT: Yes.

JK: Ya, not a lot of drummers I think would tolerate what Nate tolerates. Ryan, is the newest member and he came in with a lot of new enthusiasm a few weeks ago that I think helped us all, as a group, finish the EP.

BT: Ya, he is an actor and had to make some serious professional decisions to be in our band. Him turning down some big rolls to be a part of Everest Cale was extremely inspiring.

Now that the EP is done what are you doing now? What are the next steps?

BT: We’re just doing everything we can to get the EP out there. We’re submitting it to publicists, to advertising agencies, to radio stations, to blogs, to record labels. We’re booking as many gigs as possible. As many as we can play with our day jobs and conflicting schedules. And we’re working on new material for a full-length album we hope to have done in the fall.

What would say this EP is “about?”

JK: I guess Brett always says he doesn’t like writing about love but most of the songs are about love.

BT: Goddamn it.

JK: He used to say he didn’t write love songs… But he wrote about - Anxious Bohemian


Beast EP- 2012



The Brooklyn-born rock of Everest Cale falls between classic and contemporary, as bluesy as it is profound. With roots bedded along the East Coast, into the Carolinas and the Midwest, the band plays what has been described as “confident, impressively soulful country-infused blues.” Singer Brett Treacy bridges the gap between traditional strumming songwriter and howling rock-and-roll frontman, while Jeremy Kolmin’s lead guitar delivers high-energy, moving solos in classic rock tones. The band’s rhythm section – with the attentive bass playing of Aaron Nystrup, deft, educated drumming of Nate Becker and vibrant resonance of Ryan Roets’ keys – shapes the band’s sonic textures with sharp dynamic contrasts. Everest Cale’s lyrics and melodies embody a yearning to understand love, death and existence – and they captivate listeners, asking them to yearn themselves.